1943 Allison V-1710 Aircraft Engine Napier New Zealand 07/05/2017
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Love The Sound!
Check out this 1943 Allison V-1710 Aircraft Engine start-up and run at Marineland Street Rods Car Show and Swapmeet at Napier New Zealand taken in 2017. It’s absolutely thrilling to see this engine still up and running, with a rare full-power run. The Allison engine, although initially hard to start, was quite a spectacle as soon as it was running.
Also, a fun fact, do you know that the Allison V-1710 powered most of the World War II US Army fighters? Some of the most notable warbirds include early North American P-51s, the Curtiss P-40, Bell P-39, and the Lockheed P-38. In a lot of ways, these engines represent a fantastic period in history.
Overall, the kind of energy this engine brings, and the potential it has is absolutely amazing.